12 days in Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Queensland Itinerary

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12 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  29​h
End: Bucharest

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip app .

Bucharest, Romania to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Bucharest in January, things will get much hotter in Brisbane: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online trip maker .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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